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American Beauty

American Beauty

Red, white, and blue should be the center of your Fourth of July party. With cakes, flowers, food, and outfits all planned to match, why shouldn’t the cocktails? This American Beauty cocktail crafted by Marley Majcher of The Party Goddess is the perfect cocktail to serve on this July day. A mix of brandy, vermouth, orange juice, and grenadine, what’s not to love about this minty, festive drink?


  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 Ounce brandy
  • 1 Ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 Ounce orange juice
  • 1 Ounce grenadine
  • Dash of crème de menthe
  • Ruby port
  • Cocktail cherry
  • orange slices
  • mint


Put the ice cubes into a cocktail shaker and pour in the brandy, vermouth, orange juice, grenadine and crème de menthe. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Tilt the glass and gently pour in a little ruby port so that it floats on top. Decorate with a cocktail cherry, orange slice and mint sprig on a cocktail stick.